The poetry of A Car Stops And A Door Opens gives us an insight into the anguish of longing, be it the longings of a troubled student or an elderly grandparent. It is poetry that is grounded in the particulars of both childhood and adulthood, and poetry for anyone who remembers what it’s like to be a kid and long for something you can’t put a name to. Not afraid to be naked and to laugh at this nakedness, it knows the sublime and the ridiculous and embraces both.
I. • A Car Stops and a Door Opens • The Expulsion from Paradise • The Mouth Knows Grief • Come with me, he says • Prisoner of War, Death by Poison, Cat Burglar • Leviticus 16:20-22 • Am I not to drink the cup that the father has given me? • Madonna with C